Im wondering if dual core will have a low life exp..? i couldnt wait to buy one and it seems more ppl are wanting quad core. I honestly think games dont even need dual core till UT3 and crysis and alan wake"basically true next gen comes out" This kinda reminds me with the 512 video cards from ATI and the 7800/7900 video cards from nvidia..... My wife loves to play sims2,or railroads,well low end games... while my x700 or 6600 gt refused to work on my motherboard. I was forced to buy a new card. So i bought a 7900gt, nothing wrong with this game at all but it seems the 7 series arent really needed with these games. Same with dual core, games are all single core threaded. ANd what im afraid of is that what i bought is gonna be dinosaur in matter of months than 2 years. I know the 7900gt wasnt the brightest pick on a video card but i get 210 fps on css,120 on bf2/2142 so it does its job till more dx10 cards are coming and till the games actually feel like coming out. And what i meant about the ATI video cards was ppl are still getting 256 mb cards more than the 512, then when the new 768 cards to 1024 cards come out the 512 are skipped. Do you think i should sale my e6400? and just get a quad or wait till AMD comes out with their quads and its cheap like dual cores are now? The reason why im asking ur opinions on this is that i got a 20k bonus and i wanna spend like 4-5k on this pc im building. So far im having the worst luck with it, my games arent running right at all. Theyre time where i feel like im bout to build an old *** machine from like 04 just to bf2 clean. This is what i have... Gigabyte motherboard DS 965p series---figure points this is my problem Intel duo core e6400 2gbs of corsairs xms2 4-4-4-12 epp/sli certified/ 1 gb of geil = 3 gbs windows vista ultimate/ but im using xp home right now till vista fixes their issues 500 watt psu antec smart power 18x dvd burner samsung This is what im thinking about getting Asus Strike or evga 680i motherboard (i heard these are the best for 8 series) I have 2 gbs of corsair now and was thinking about getting another 2=4 gbs intel duo quad xtreme blu ray burner =sony...even tho i hate the hell out of sony i love the blu ray device. This by far is the best than they ever came out with in my opinion besides the ps1/ps2. I cant decide on what to get 2 8800gtx or just wait for the 8900 gtx series Should i get a zalman 9700 led cpu cooler or just go ahead and get water cooling? Im new to water cooling "not a newb" i just dont know the best brands on them. If im gonna sli i think i should get a 1000 watt/or a a 1100 watt psu Some of you are gonna go u have a good system now but i cant play any of my games right. If i try to play vegas or test drive unlimited my screen goes black. If i play bf2 i lag beyond mad and skip and my bullets dont register at all. If u see spots that u would buy over what i asked, please feel free to give me ur wisedom!